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Climate Greta Thunberg has been named TIME magazine's Person of the Year for 2019. The 16-year-old from Sweden beat New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Hong Kong protestors to win the . Ms Thunberg shot to fame in 2018 for raising people's of the threat to the from climate change. She started a movement when she decided to go on a climate outside the Swedish in August 2018. Schoolchildren around the world then followed her . She has since addressed the United Nations in New York and has met the Pope. After hearing about the award, she tweeted: "Wow, this is ! I will share this great honour."

Greta Thunberg is the person ever to receive the award. TIME magazine wrote about why it gave the prize to Ms Thunberg. It said she has, "succeeded in creating a global attitudinal " in getting of people to join a "worldwide movement calling for change". It added: "Greta has offered a call to those who are willing to act, and put on those who are not." Not everyone is with Ms Thunberg receiving the award. Donald Trump Jr said TIME was using a "as a marketing gimmick". In contrast, Hillary Clinton tweeted: "I am grateful for all she's done to raise of the climate crisis, and her willingness to tell hard, motivating ."

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